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The simpler story is that it is better to eat whole fruit. The problem with eating smoothies or even drinking fruit juice is that you are increasing the fruit's glycaemic index. For example, an orange has a glycaemic index of 40, while orange juice has a glycaemic index of 501. The theory goes that low glycaemic index foods lower the risk of metabolic ...


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This rumor is common enough that there is even a Snopes article about it. In essence no, this doesn't help, and is in fact closer to the opposite of the truth. When eating a meal many more digestive enzymes and processes are started up then when only eating a small amount or say a pill. This is one of the reason you should always take your multivitamin ...


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There is a simpler answer than others on this page. Drinking the calories associated with 4 oranges can be done in about 5 seconds. This does not give your body's satiety mechanisms time to kick in and diminish your appetite if you are already tanked up on the calories you need for that day. By contrast, eating the fruit (with peeling-time thrown in) is ...


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Your question took me a while to research; it goes beyond basic medicine and delves into biochemistry, pharmacology, and physiology. The short answer is: Yes! It can; however, as you will see in the studies that are linked, it's dose dependent. From what I found, the primary culprit of drug interactions in grapefruit juice lies in naringenin; however, ...


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Answer to first question: There've been conducted medical studies concerning effects of apple eating on lipid profile of hyperlipidemic (having increased concentration of fats in blood) and overweight men. Authors claim that: Consumption of Golden delicious apple may be increased serum TG and VLDL in hyperlipidemic and overweight men. here's link to the ...


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You may have answered your own question ("However, these exotic fruits originate from countries with more dubious environmental or safety standards, or without any norms or oversight whatsoever") if your goal is to eliminate toxic chemicals from your diet. The point of growing organic food is to minimize, if not eliminate, the presence of toxic chemicals (...


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That wikipedia page seems to blame the toxicity of some avacado parts to their content of persin. According to the page on persin: Persin is a fungicidal toxin present in the avocado. It is generally harmless to humans, but when consumed by domestic animals in large quantities it is dangerous. Even in the case of animals, wikipedia suggests that it ...


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In whole fruits, sugar is "embedded" in the fruit, not necessary chemically, but physically. It takes some time for the digestive system to extract sugar from the fruit, which slows down its absorption. If you eat a whole mango, all the sugar from it will be absorbed, let's say in 2 hours. If you make a thick juice from mango, both fiber and sugar will be ...


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Head sweating and flushing after eating or just smelling or thinking about a certain food is called gustatory sweating. MedicineNet: Gustatory sweating: Sweating on the forehead, face, scalp, and neck occurring soon after ingesting food. Some gustatory sweating is normal after eating hot, spicy foods. Otherwise, gustatory sweating is most commonly ...


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The answer is very probably yes, these findings were confirmed and one should avoid consuming durian fruit and alcohol. But interestingly, anyone tempted to try probably will avoid it anyway. The fruit contains "components" that interfere with alcholo metabolism, leading to increased toxicity and a quick learning experience. A combination of consuming ...


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One could argue that the vast majority of foods we eat contain some ingredient that is in some sense "genetically modified". There is not, as yet, a widely accepted legal definition of GMO. See the LA Times article "GMO food labels are meaningless" for more on this topic. All bananas you eat are genetically modified. Bananas do not grow in nature without ...


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Fructose intake from any source, including fruits, does not seem to be unhealthy until consumed in usual amounts. Fructose intake >100 g/day can increase LDL and triglyceride levels, which are risk factors for coronary heart disease (2008, 2013). It is hard to get >100 g of fructose/day just by eating fruits but easier by drinking certain beverages. Fruits ...


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This inability to mix durian with alcohol has the status of a food myth. To quote the dietetic department at Changi Hospital Eating durian and drinking beer at the same time may kill you There is no scientific evidence to show that this is a lethal combination. It is more likely to cause bloating, indigestion and discomfort as your liver has to work extra ...


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In the Morning on an Empty Stomach/Between Meals - Fruits are recommended to be eaten on an empty stomach or in between meals because at this time digestion happens fairly quick and also different types of enzymes are used by the body to digest the fruit. Fruits contain simple sugars, which need time to be completely absorbed by the body. When fruits are ...


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Possible Risks This study suggests that Oligonol is safe for consumption and does not pose any proven threats or harmful consequences to health (1 & 2). Possible Benefits: Other studies suggest that its benefits may include reducing: visceral fat (5), the risk of mental degenerative diseases such as dementia and Alzheimer's (6), stress-induced ...


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The recommended balance between 5 servings of vegetables and 2 servings of fruit is only one of different recommendations, for example, Dietary Guidelines for Americans by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and U.S. Department of Agriculture recommend 2.5 cups of vegetables and 1 cup of fruits per day in a 2,000 Calorie diet. On that same page, you ...


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The recommendation to stop eating lemon and limes to prevent tooth decay is likely due to their acid content. The primary nutritional benefits of citrus fruits are mainly vitamin C (ascorbic acid), though many other useful nutrients are also provided. Luckily, it appears that according to research the bio-availability of "artificial" vitamin C is not ...


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First, a couple of facts: Fructose is not only in fruits, but also in table sugar (sucrose), which is glucose + fructose, and thus in many sweetened foods. Various fruits contain fructose, glucose and sucrose in various proportions. Fruits high in fructose are apples, pears, mangoes, grapes, agave, watermelon and others (check on Nutrientsreview.com) ...


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Why stick to only one type of fruit? One day you have an apple and a guava the next. After all, each fruit has it's own set of benefits and they are all good for your health. No fruit is considered bad to consume right? And if you are only looking to fill up your energy meter and to satiate your mid-afternoon cravings, bananas are an excellent choice as they ...


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